Start at “Proctor was a farmer in his middle thirties.”
- Calumny means slander, spreading false rumors about someone. Why, according to the narrator, is Proctor “marked for calumny”?
- Who is Mary Warren?
- What happened between Abigail Warren and John Proctor?
- What does Abigail seem to want in this scene?
- Why does Abigail resent Elizabeth? (Who is Elizabeth again?)
- What does Abigail mean when she says “I never knew what pretense Salem was”? What does pretense mean? What makes her feel this way now?
- What does the group think is a sign of witchcraft involving Betty and the psalm?
- What did the townspeople think of Rebecca and Francis Nurse
- What’s the main idea behind all the details about the Putnams and the Nurses? Why is this description important?
- Do Rebecca and John seem to believe in the witchcraft?
- Why does Proctor stay away from church?
- What does all this business about firewood and deeds to a house show about Reverend Parris?
- What does Proctor say to Parris that shocks the group? Why do you think he says it?
- What trouble does Giles say has been in the town recently?
Stop at Enter John Hale of Beverly.